- 1railroad somebody (into something/into doing something) to force somebody to do something before they have had enough time to decide whether or not they want to do it synonym bulldoze I will not be railroaded into signing something I don't agree with.
- 2railroad something (through/through something) to make a group of people accept a decision, law, etc. quickly by putting pressure on them The bill was railroaded through the House.
- 3railroad somebody (North American English) to decide that somebody is guilty of a crime, without giving them a fair trial
BrE BrE//ˈreɪlrəʊd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪlroʊd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they railroad
BrE BrE//ˈreɪlrəʊd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪlroʊd//he / she / it railroads
BrE BrE//ˈreɪlrəʊdz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪlroʊdz//past simple railroaded
BrE BrE//ˈreɪlrəʊdɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪlroʊdɪd//past participle railroaded
BrE BrE//ˈreɪlrəʊdɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪlroʊdɪd//-ing form railroading
BrE BrE//ˈreɪlrəʊdɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪlroʊdɪŋ//